Music icon Joe Brown to rock Aberdeen

There’ll be a golden glow about legendary UK rock ‘n’ roller Joe Brown when he plays Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Tuesday, April 26.

For the gig follows the veteran entertainer’s sell-out 50th anniversary tour, marking more than half a century in the music business.

In the same year as his 2008 50th anniversary tour, he achieved a Gold Record for 100,000 sales of his Very Best Of album which was on the UK charts for eight weeks (four weeks in the top 20); sold out The Royal Albert Hall and released a new album More of the Truth.

He continued to break box office records in 2009 and 2010 and in 2009 received both MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution to Music Award and an MBE.

Last year, he toured some of the country’s major arenas with Status Quo, performed on Later With Jools Holland and played a critically-acclaimed set at Glastonbury Festival.

One of the first UK session men, Joe’s early career highlights include playing guitar with Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash and other US stars when they came over to Europe.

He went on to top the charts with his own records, had The Beatles open shows for him and in a career packed with musical highlights has also presented several national series of the Joe Brown Show on UK TV, two series Rock Show for BBC Radio 2 and finds time to do around 100 live shows a year in the UK.

In 2002 he appeared at the Concert For George to honour the life and memory of his dear friend George Harrison.

Tickets for Joe Brown’s April 26 Music Hall gig, with Pete Brown, Phil Capaldi, Roland Jones and Mike Nichols are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree.